Friday, July 03, 2020

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Faith, Brooklyn and the Power of Seven

“And on the seventh day, He rested.”

Seven.

“And on the seventh year, the land lay fallow.”

Seven.

For the Sassoon family, it was all about seven this past Shabbat: the

University Students Adopt and Beautify Jerusalem School

Hebrew University and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students who are recipients of scholarships from the ISEF Foundation are rolling up their sleeves and have begun to renovate and beautify the Givat Gonen School in Katamonim. The Katamonim neighborhood is an area whose residents suffer from a low socioeconomic environment and, on the

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Israeli Court Sentences Hamas Terrorist to 15½ Years in Prison

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Beersheba District Court on Tuesday sentenced 24-year-old Muhammad Abu Draz, an operative of Hamas’s Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, to 15½ years in prison after convicting him of membership in a terrorist organization, conspiracy

Israel Is Lone Nation Criticized by UN for Women’s Rights Violations

(JNS.org) In Friday’s annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Israel was the only country the commission criticized for alleged women’s rights violations.

A CSW report titled “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women” criticizes Israel for what it

US House Speaker John Boehner to Visit Israel by End of March

(JNS.org) Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) will travel to Israel later this month to meet with newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The speaker will visit Israel during the next district work period,” Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith said in a

Meet Emily: A Lone Soldier From the IDF

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of

UJA Hosts 2015 Annual Women’s Education Symposium

The 2015 Annual Women’s Education Symposium ran in early March under the partnership of the UJA Greenwich Women’s Philanthropy and JCC Greenwich. Held at a private home in Greenwich, the event was well-attended with over 50 women from the community who attended the event. Author Iris Krasnow was the keynote speaker,

Divided Israel Heads To The Polls Tuesday

JERUSALEM—As election fever begins to hit the United States in preparations for next November, things have already reached a climax here in Israel as locals prepare to enter the polls on Tuesday to elect their 20th Knesset. Ever since elections were hastily declared when the government fell apart in November, candidates

Sold Out! L.A.’s Mexikosher Pops Up in NYC

Manhattan—Part-time Teaneck resident Kevin Cohnen, owner of Pitopia, a 10-seat kosher take-out restaurant just south of Times Square, was excited to share the results of his one-night-only pop up restaurant, featuring food by Mexico-City born celebrity chef Katsuji Tanube of Los Angeles’ Mexikosher.

Shabbat Across America and Canada: A Night of Unity and Inclusivity

New York—This Friday night, individuals, neighbors, friends and communities nationwide will unite in the celebration of Shabbat. In its 19th year, Shabbat Across America and Canada (SAA/C), sponsored by not-for-profit NJOP* (www.njop.org), continues to make history by bringing

Startup Nation Hits the Bronx

Last Wednesday, Lehman College hosted The Bronx Technology Showcase, featuring presentations from up-and-coming startups that all, in one way or another, began in Israel.  Along with the college, sponsors included The Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and The Bronx Overall Economic Development

Iranian Nuclear Program Could Lead to Regional Arms Race

TIP—With an eye on Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey look to build their own nuclear programs, raising concerns that the failure to halt Iran’s nuclear program could trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Today Egypt and Russia announced a plan to build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant with four reactors.

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